[linux-dvb] mplayer "TUNING FAILED", only first time per channel

Nico Sabbi nicola_sabbi at fastwebnet.it
Mon Oct 16 21:39:21 CEST 2006

Simon Detheridge wrote:

>On my system, mplayer sometimes (but not always) requires two attempts to
>tune into a dvb channel when launched with a dvb:// url. (For example,
>'mplayer "dvb://BBC ONE"' -- The first time, it comes up with "TUNING
>FAILED", but the second time it almost invariably works fine.
>My guess is it takes my dvb card longer to tune than mplayer expects??
>Anyway, this causes problems for freevo and suchlike which fire up mplayer
>to do things like view and record TV.
>I'm currently running mplayer with a wrapper script that relaunches it
>with the same parameters if it greps "TUNING FAILED" in sterr, but
>obviously this is very ungraceful and is probably going to break other
>Is there a way to make this problem go away? Perhaps a --be-persistent
>flag? Or... ?

add -dvbin timeout=30

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